Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.127
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Applicants for Employment and Contractors


(a)

The Title IV-D agency is entitled to obtain from the Department of Public Safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identification division, or another law enforcement agency criminal history record information maintained by the department or agency that relates to a person who is an applicant for a position of employment with the Title IV-D agency, or an applicant to serve as a consultant, intern, or volunteer, that involves the performance of duties under Chapter 231 (Title Iv-d Services), Family Code. The Title IV-D agency may not request the information unless a supervisory employee of the agency has recommended that the applicant be hired or serve as an intern or volunteer.

(b)

The Title IV-D agency is entitled to obtain from the Department of Public Safety, Federal Bureau of Investigation identification division, or another law enforcement agency criminal history record information maintained by the department or agency that relates to a person who proposes to enter into a contract with or that has a contract with the Title IV-D agency to supply goods or services to the Title IV-D agency. The authorization under this subsection to obtain criminal history record information about a person includes information relating to an employee or subcontractor of the person or an employee of the person’s subcontractor.

(c)

Criminal history record information obtained by the Title IV-D agency under Subsection (a) or (b) may not be released or disclosed to any person except on court order or with the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information.

(d)

The Title IV-D agency shall destroy criminal history record information that relates to a person after the information is used for its authorized purpose.

(e)

In this section, “Title IV-D agency” has the meaning assigned by Section 101.033 (Title Iv-d Agency), Family Code.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 790, Sec. 42, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 7.37, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 556, Sec. 76, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1023, Sec. 74, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
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